Sunday, July 26

Author Arlene Alda, who splits her time between New York City and Long Island, discusses and signs copies of "Just Kids from the Bronx: Telling It the Way It Was: An Oral History." Register in advance, $20. At 5 p.m., Quogue Library, 90 Quogue St., Quogue; 631-653-4224, ext. 101,


Thursday, July 30

Ford model Mark Perini speaks about his YA novel co-written with Julie Cross, "Halfway Perfect." At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442,


Friday, July 31

Long Island author Erika Swyler reads and signs copies of her debut novel, "The Book of Speculation." At noon, Port Washington Library, 1 Library Dr., Port Washington; 516-883-4400,

New York Times food writer Florence Fabricant discusses and signs copies of "Wine with Food: Pairing Notes and Recipes from The New York Times," part of the "Fridays at Five" series. Tickets $20; includes beverages and hors d'oeuvres. At 5 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main St., Bridgehampton; 631-537-0015,

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Former Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor Kate Betts signs copies of "My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine." At 8 p.m., BookHampton, 41 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-4939,